The First StepAs with any major change in your life, there are initial steps that need to be taken to make the transition smoother. Below are some steps that will help you determine your financial status and get you started on the road to recovery.
How to File for Unemployment:One of the first and most important steps you need to take is to file for unemployment benefits. This video will explain how unemployment benefits work, what you may qualify for, your responsibilities as a claimant, and how to file your initial and bi-weekly claims.
Creating a BudgetAnother critical step you need to take is to create a budget. Even though you may qualify for Unemployment Insurance Benefits, your income may be lower than it was. By creating a budget you will have the necessary financial information you need to move forward. This video will walk you through creating a monthly budget, determine your spending habits and provide guidance in working with credit counselors if that is a service you need.
- Licensed Consumer Credit Counselors in Montana
- Consumer Credit Counseling Service
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Approved Credit Counseling Agencies
- National Foundation for Consumer Credit Member Agencies
- Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies Members
How the Jobs Service Can HelpKnowing where to turn to for help is vital in any situation; in this particular instance your local Job Service Office will play a key role in helping you find your next job. This video will touch on the various services your local job service office can provide you during this transition.
Note: Because services at local Job Service Offices vary, some services may not be available in your area.